Accessibilty declaration

Accessibilty declaration

The Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs strives to make its websites accessible. Websites should be designed to comply with national legislation implementing EU Directive 2016/2102 of the European Parliament. The following accessibility statement applies to the website and was created on 22 February 2022.

We are currently working on improving the accessibility of this site. However, we ask for a little patience, as the programming of the website has to be modified in some cases. For example, text spacing is currently not adjustable and operation without a mouse is sometimes inconsistent.

This website is partially accessible. The requirements of BITV 2.0 are partially met.

This website was tested by the Competence Centre for Accessible IT using the BITV self-assessment test. The test was carried out from 18.10.2021 to 27.10.2021 on the basis of the software status Social Platform Release 2.0.

At the time of the test, four test steps have not been fulfilled and three test steps have been partially not fulfilled.

Which test steps are not met?

User data input fields convey the purpose (test step Input fields that refer to the user himself should allow a semantically unambiguous, language-independent determination of their purpose. Currently, the HTML autocomplete attribute is suitable for this purpose, as it can be used to define the input purpose for fields such as name, e-mail or telephone number or address data.

Adjustable text spacing (test step People with visual impairments can improve the readability of texts if they can adjust the spacing between lines, paragraphs, characters and words via tools such as bookmarklets or via their own style sheets. Such adjustments mean that texts may need more space and content containers may need to be created dynamically to show the longer text without loss.

Usable without mouse (test step The drop-down lists should all be accessible via tab and expandable via space bar. It should then be possible to control the list using the arrow keys and make a selection using the Enter key. In general, the behaviour of dropdown lists is very different and should be avoided.

Correct syntax (test step Several pages contain syntax errors.

Which test steps are partially not fulfilled?

Alternative texts for control elements (test step Alternative texts for graphic buttons should indicate the action that the button triggers.

Appropriate document titles (test step Basically, document titles designate the content of the individual pages and the web offer. They can be used to distinguish and select pages. For some sample pages, the website is indicated but the section is not clearly listed for orientation purposes.

Current position of the focus marked (test step The keyboard focus should be highlighted at least as clearly as the mouse focus. For links that do not react to the mouse pointer, the keyboard focus should at least stand out clearly from the selected background colour. Hidden jump links should be shown when the focus is maintained.

Elimination of these flaws

Based on the test result, a revision of the above-mentioned page was made. A new accessibility test to check the elimination of the deficiencies listed above will be carried out promptly.

Preparation of this declaration

This statement was prepared on 22/02/2022 and last updated on 16/05/2022.

Have you noticed any deficiencies in the barrier-free access to content on this page? Or do you have questions about accessibility? Then you are welcome to contact us. Please use the accessibility notification form or call 0211 837-1955.

Monitoring Office for Accessible Information Technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

The Monitoring Body for Accessible Information Technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia regularly checks whether and to what extent websites and mobile applications of public bodies in the state meet the accessibility requirements.

The aim of the monitoring body's work is to ensure compliance with the requirements for barrier-free information technology and to ensure that the legal regulations are implemented across the board.

You can send an e-mail to the monitoring body via the e-mail address

You can find more information about the monitoring body here.

Arbitration/Enforcement proceedings

If you do not receive a satisfactory response to messages or enquiries about accessible information technology on this website, you can contact the Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. The ombudsman's office is assigned to the Commissioner for the Interests of Persons with Disabilities and is legally anchored in §§ 10d, 10e BGG NRW and §§ 9 ff of the BITV NRW. With the involvement of all stakeholders, the ombudsman's office tries to determine the circumstances of the lack of accessibility so that the agency can remedy it. The aim is not to find winners or losers. Rather, the goal is to find a solution to a problem together and out of court with the help of the conciliation office.

The conciliation procedure is free of charge. You do not need legal advice either.

The Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology NRW can be reached by telephone at the following number: 0211 855-3451.

Further information on the Ombudsman's Office for Accessible Information Technology NRW can be found here.